Spring events

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Escape the Crystal Room, and late night opening

Friday 15th May 
Games: Late night opening:
Suitable for adults Suitable for all
£30 per group Free
Booking via museumeducation@esc.cam.ac.uk Drop in

The games are fully booked but the museum is open to everyone for a late night visit.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be locked in a museum after dark?

crystalsYour mission should you choose to accept it, is to escape the Crystal Room, an interactive live escape game designed for groups of 3 to 8 people. Find hints and clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes as you race against time in order to escape from a room you are locked in. If you don’t fancy taxing the little grey cells, the Sedgwick Museum will be open for you to browse from 5pm - 8pm and a bar will be available. Each game slot is 45 minutes starting at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm. With only four slots available, book fast for your group. Bookings will only be reserved once payment is made. Each slot costs £30 no matter how many people are in the group.

This year’s game will be similar to last year, so if you have already escaped the Crystal Room don’t sign up as you’ll have too much of a head start!

If you have a question send it to museumeducation@esc.cam.ac.uk

Find out what else is happening accross the University of Cambridge Museums

Half Term

Did dinosaurs paint their toenails?walk like a dino image

Friday 29th May
Ages: Family
Free, drop in event

Palaeontologists (people who study dinosaurs) don’t know for sure what colour dinosaurs were. Come and do your own research then make and decorate a pair of dinosaur feet to wear home.

Summer Events

Future Fossils at the Big WeekendFuture fossil

Saturday July 11th, Parkers Piece
Ages: all ages with adult supervision
Free, drop in event

What will geologists of the future find preserved in rocks which are forming today? Have a go at predicting what future fossils might look like by making your own from plaster.

Tall Tales of the Fen TigerFen Workmen

Friday 28th August, 10.30-12.00
Ages: 5-7yrs, children must be accompanied by an adult Eventbrite - Tall Tales of the Fen Tiger Booking is essential, tickets available from 10th August
Free admission

Do you think you can see through the Fen Tigers tall tales?  Come and find out about some fossil myths and legends, and make up some of your own. Interactive storytelling with storyteller Marion Leeper

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


Last weekend the Museum was turned pink and played host to the launch of Pink Week 2015. Pink Week is a week of events aimed at raising funds and awareness for breast cancer charities. Inspired by the activism of the late Dina Rabinovitch, Pink Week ran for the first time in Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in 2011. Since then, Pink Week has gone from strength to strength, launching at Clare College, Cambridge in 2014.

An international team of researchers, including members from the Department of Earth Sciences here in Cambridge, have used an X-ray microscope to investigate meteorite samples from the Sedgwick Museum to learn about the earliest stages of the evolution of the solar system.